Washington, D.C. Weather Forecast: Ahhhhh!

      This Afternoon:Sunny Skies Highs: Upper 70s Wind: NW 10-15 Tonight:Mostly Clear Lows: Upper 50s Wind: N 5 Thursday:Mostly Sunny Highs: Around 80 Wind: Variable 5

      A strong cold front passed through D.C. bringing a few severe storms last evening. We just got word from the National Weather Service that there was some tree damage a mile North of The National Zoo and a tree down at American University in NW DC.{} That strong cold front was the leading edge of some much cooler, drier air.{} Our dew points this morning were in the 40s!{} That is compared to the 70s yesterday, a huge indication of just how much the humidity has dropped.{} A large area of high pressure is settling in now and will dominate our weather the rest of the week.{}


      This Afternoon

      Temperatures will stay on the cool side as a result with Northwesterly winds.{} Our average high is 87 on this date.{} We will be lucky to stretch to 80 this afternoon.{} Our high temperatures are more indicative of mid-September.{} Overnight lows should drop into the 50s across the region tonight.{} That is more typical of late September.{} Grab a sweater for the morning!{} And believe it or not, the next chance of rain for D.C. could be of a tropical origin early next week.{} Check out my blog today for more on that.{} Have a great afternoon!